SCAS Europe
Vol. 10 (54 - 56)
1 October 2013
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News
Japan
1) Kashinho (Chemical Substances Control Low: CSCL): Addition to the Class I Specified Chemical Substances
On 5 July 2013, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published their conclusion that the following two substances would be designated to Class I Specified...
2) Kashinho (Chemical Substances Control Low: CSCL): Result of Risk Assessment I - 1 and next step
On 18 July 2013, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (WHLW) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE)...
3) Kashinho: measurement of partition coefficient
A partition coefficient (n-octanol/water) test is utilised as well as the bioconcentration test for making the bioaccumulation assessment in Kashinho. The partition coefficient is defined...
China
1) New Chemical Substances: Substances for authorisation proposed from the forth General Notification in 2013
On 10 June 2013, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the proposal of 4 substances for authorisation from the fourth General Notification in 2013...
2) New Chemical Substances: Announcement of an accusation against Guizhou Research Centre of Physical Testing and Chemical Analysis and China National Chemical Information Center (CNCIC)
On 17 June 2013, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced that a part of the agreement between Guizhou Research Centre of Physical Testing and Chemical Analysis...
3) Hazardous Chemicals: Launch of the updated Administration system of Hazardous Chemicals Registration
On 1 July 2013, the updated Administration system of Hazardous Chemicals Registration was officially launched and the older version system was closed on 1 August....
4) Cosmetic Products: Analytical method of banned or restricted substances in cosmetic products
On 27 May 2013, the General Office of State Council of the General Administration of Food and Drugs (CFDA) published the “announcement on analytical method...
5) Cosmetic Products: Elaeagnus mollis diel Oil to be accepted as a new cosmetic raw material
On 28 June 2013, the General Administration of Food and Drugs (CFDA) announced Elaeagnus mollis diel Oil (Chinese name: 翅果油) meets the Requirements for technical...
6) Food packaging material: Public consultation for new food packaging materials
The National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) called for comments on new food packaging materials to be accepted according to the “Food Safety Law” and...
7) Hazardous Chemicals: Publication of the “Measures for The Administration of Physical Hazard Identification and Classification of Chemicals”
On 10 July 2013, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) published the “Measures for The Administration of Physical Hazard Identification and Classification of Chemicals...
8) New Chemical Substances: Substances for authorisation proposed from the sixth General Notification in 2013
On 24 July 2013, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the proposal of eight substances for authorisation from the sixth General Notification in 2013 pursuant to the...
9) New Chemical Substances: Results of new chemical substances notification in the first half of 2013
On 25 July 2013, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the “results of new chemical substance registration certificates (Announcement No.5)” which were approved...
10) New Chemical Substances: Announcement of the ninth statistics of Scientific Research Record Notification
On 25 July 2013, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the statistics of Scientific Research Record Notification received between April and June 2013....
11) New chemical substances: announcement of the 7th batch, in 2013, of substances to be approved
On 9 August 2013, the MEP published the summary of 6 general notifications, which will be approved under the Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical...
12) Ozone depleting substances: notice regarding production, sales and use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons
On 7 August 2013, the MEP released a notice regarding quota of production, sales and use, and management of notification of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) according to the...
13) Hazardous chemicals: enforcement against non-compliance with production permits of industrial products
On 1 August 2013, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) decided that the AQSIQ will...
14) National standards according to the 4th UN GHS
The 2nd revised edition of the UN GHS has been used for the General Rules for the Classification and Hazard communication of Chemicals (GB13690-2009). Revised rules...
Korea
1) Revised “Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA)” according to the adoption of K-REACH
On 13 June 2013, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) published the “Chemicals Control Act (CCA)” which is a revision of the “Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA)” following to the...
2) Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA): strengthening of examination of polymer application
According to the Korean TCCA examination of toxicity by the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) is required when a new polymer is manufactured or imported....
3) Treatment, under K-REACH, of chemical substances for which examination of toxicity was performed under TCCA
K-REACH will be applied for registration and management of new chemical substances manufactured or imported in/into Korea from 1 January 2015 onwards, which...
Taiwan
1) Registration of new chemical substances to be made obligatory
On 3 July 2013, the Office of the President announced in the gazette No. 7093 that the “Occupation safety and health law” (previous name: Labor safety and health law)...
2) Simplified registration procedure of cosmeceutical products
On 30 April 2013, the Department of Health, Executive Yuan announced to accept a simplified technical dossier to be attached to the registration dossier of the cosmeceutical...
3) Threshold of the residual concentration of free formaldehyde in cosmetic products
On 27 June 2013, the Food and Drug Administration announced the acceptable upper concentration limit of the residual as free formaldehyde is 75 ppm in case the...
4) Use and threshold of preservative agents in cosmetic products
On 27 June 2013, the Food and Drug Administration defined the threshold of preservative agents in cosmetics and relevant requirements. 45 substances are listed in the attached...
5) Toxic chemical substances: corrections of forms for application and certificates of toxic chemical substances
On 16 August 2013, Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, R.O.C (Taiwan) corrected the forms for application and certificates of toxic chemical substances...
Vietnam
Mandatory reporting and registration of 117 substances listed as hazardous chemical from 2014
On 22 April 2013, the Vietnamese government published a list contains 117 hazardous chemical substances and noticed that reporting and registration of these substances will be...
Indonesia
Introduction of the fourth revised edition of the UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
n May 2013, the Indonesian government revised the directive 87/2009 on classification and labelling and announced the introduction of the fourth revised edition of UN GHS the...
Philippines
1) Tighten control of mercury in the cosmetic products
On 28 June, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they have started to strictly control illegal cosmetic products on the market which contain mercury...
2) The Philippines to introduce the UN GHS for SDS/labelling in the workplace.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is reviewing draft guidance for introducing the GHS to ensure the safety of workers. SCAS obtained the information from...
Singapore
Substance list of the Environmental Protection and Management Act was revised.
On 1 July 2013, the National. Environment Agency (NEA) revised the annex 2 part 1 of the Environmental Protection and Management Act which is one of the main chemical...
Turkey
Turkish draft CLP regulation was notified to the WTO
On 12 July 2013, the Turkish draft CLP regulation (Draft By-Law on The Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures) was notified to the World Trade...
Malaysia
Updated Poisons List
On 9 July 2013, Malaysia announced the Poisons List under the “Poisons Act 1952” had been updated. The Act specifies some medical substances as poisons and lists...
Thailand
Scheduling revision of the chemical regulation toward the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community
On 16 July 2013, the Thai government started public consultation to revise the Hazardous Substance Act as a part of strengthening of chemical control. The Revision of...
Our New Services
Korea: Notification under the TCCA (NEW)
The “Chemicals Control Act (CCA)” will come into force on 1 January 2015 which is the implementation date of K-REACH. The CCA is a revision of the “Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA)” following...
China: Services for Hazardous Chemicals to be imported into China
According to “Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals (Decree 591)” and “Announcement on the inspection and supervisory management for imported and...
China: 24-hour emergency service for GHS labels of chemical substances
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China enforced tighter
China: Dossier preparation services for hazardous chemicals notification
Since 1 August 2012, the revised “Measures for the Administration of Registration of Hazardous Chemicals (State Administration of Work Safety Order No. 53)”....
China: Notification of cosmetic raw materials
In China where cosmetics market is expanding, guidance on notification of new cosmetic raw materials was enforces in 2011.
(M)SDS
Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS) provides (M)SDS authoring services, which meet the requirements of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals...
China: Notification and Local Agent services for revised “Measures for environmental Management of New Chemical Substances”
Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS) provides one-stop shop service from the affirmation of the new Chemical Substances in the Chinese inventory to the Notification/Registration...
Ecotoxicity studies: For GHS classification
“Regulations for the carriage by and storage of dangerous goods on ships” was revised. The criteria of the marine pollutants have been changed. Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS)...
 
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